Best Kid-Friendly Activities on Catalina

Catalina Island really is a place the whole family can enjoy. No matter what age you are or what interests you have, you can find something you love at Catalina Island! But today, let’s focus on the kiddos!

In a previous post, we gave you our guide to all the family-friendly activities Catalina Island has to offer.  You can check that out here.

Love Catalina Island is also a great resource for kid-friendly activities on their page called “Kidalina”. Check that out here.

Here are some of the best kid-friendly activities on Catalina Island:

Falconry Experience

Kids aged 7 and up will LOVE this! (Our kids have done it many times over the years and still get a kick out of it!) Dave, the famous Catalina Island falconer, will teach you about the fascinating history of falconry, as well as the basic techniques of it. You’ll fall in love with his beautiful birds of prey, including falcons, hawks, and owls. This is a truly hands-on experience you’ll never forget!

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Learn more about the Falconry Experience and book yours today!


For our little thrill-seekers… kids 5 and up can go parasailing! Soar high over Avalon and get the thrill of a lifetime with spectacular coastal views. For an extra splash of excitement, make sure to let the crew know you want to be dipped! 

Learn more and book your parasailing adventure here today!


Another daring activity for kids 5 and up is the Catalina Zip Line Eco Tour. Zigzag speedily through the island trees and plant life, while enjoying beautiful views of the ocean ahead. It’s a fun experience you won’t soon forget!

Learn more and book your zip line tour today!

Catalina Aerial Adventure

Do your kids love adventure? Kids aged 7 and up can enjoy this Catalina Island ropes and obstacle course! This 90-minute adventure is go-at-your-own-pace which includes zip lines, suspension bridges, climbing structures and more!

Learn more and book your adventure today!

Boat Tours

Catalina Island boasts a variety of fun and educational boat tours, including glass-bottom boat tours and even submarine rides! Boat rides are relaxing and fun for the whole family, and get you up close and personal to the beautiful fish and marine life that live in the kelp forests of Catalina Island.

Parks & Playgrounds

For those littles that prefer to stay on land, Catalina Island has some fun parks for you to enjoy! Here are some parks for you to check out:

  • Knabe Park
  • Machine Gun Park/ City Park
  • Avalon’s Kid Park/ People’s Park

More Kid-Friendly Activities

And as always, be sure to stay at one of our beautiful villas during your stay at Catalina Island! We offer beautiful, comfortable homes in Hamilton Cove with stunning views and lots of amenities — including swimming pool and golf cart — for the whole family to enjoy!